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Old Mar 18, 2014, 11:58 AM   #51
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As an investor, if these videos were Apple's big reveal, I'd be worried. Like Google glass this does not have mainstream potential. Practically no one is going to want to talk to their glasses or watch regularly.

I predict you won't interact much with the iWatch besides glancing at it and minimal gestures. It's primary purpose will be sensors attached to your body for the iPhone's HealthBook.
I agree that the whole "talking into a watch" is pretty silly. The other features are useful though, and hopefully it is not a product that depends on voice.
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 11:59 AM   #52
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Oh good. Several manufacturers always seems like such a great idea.
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 11:59 AM   #53
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It's meant to work in conjunction with a phone, I believe.
Than why not use the phone instead?
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Unless of course it uses the GPS from the phone and transmits it to the watch.
Because the smaller screen of the watch, makes using maps so much more useful.
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 12:00 PM   #54
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Because it's all fake.

Even if you can cram a GPS stone in there, than there's no space left for a battery.
Exactly. This PR stunt is all vapor.
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 12:00 PM   #55
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And this is because apple MAY be releasing an iwatch - though their is no proper evidence to say they are!
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Apple is rumored to put out an iWatch. All the "Me-Too's" release their best guesses first.

The "Me-Too's" flop.

Apple doesn't release an iWatch. Apple just grins and reinvents something else.

Your mistake is believing that this is ALL because of Apple's "rumor" and not because wearables such as Nike's fuelband, Pebble and others have been wildly successful. Only natural the cell phone industry is paying attention.
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 12:00 PM   #56
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Whatever happened to Google TV? I thought that was the next big thing? And where's Google Glass? This company can't seem to actually execute much of anything. Lot's of commercials, fluffy fawning tech articles and thinly veiled ads on tech sites though.

But what do you expect from an advertising and PR company. That's what they do best.

Google TV was the last time I'm investing in anything Google comes up with that wasn't already established. They just can't seem to do anything right other than search, ads, and cheap.
Google TV has a very successful child called "Chromecast." You should look it up. I have the latest Apple TV but undeniably, I use Chromecast more because of it's ease of use, faster response time, and HDMI CEC which changes my TV's input to Chromecast as soon as I play something on it using my phone.

Google Glass is still in it's beta phase with developers getting the action on it. I've used one and it is quite amazing. I really wish they would make it compatible with the iPhone but I doubt that will ever happen.

If you can't provide a logical argument, I suggest that you just keep your thoughts to yourself and not sound like a "fanboy" that denounces anything that goes against Apple.
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 12:01 PM   #57
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This is the first time I'm getting afraid that Apple might lose everything to Google someday. Should they really keep everything closed? Google is so much faster with opening up everything..
Google just video-launched a product that doesn't even exist. You don't even know if the round-watch device has a 20 minute battery life or a 2 hour battery life. For all we know, you don't even know if it was CGI magic with a round hunk of metal that created that video.

Google loves vapor/paper-launching. As always, there were no release dates, and no actual products launched that you can use today (forget the alpha SDK, anyone who has developed for Android knows what a nightmare it is to develop cross-platform code on there).

If I were you, I would go buy some more Apple shares today. There is still one company in the world who waits and waits, and only open its mouth and releases something when it's not vapor-ware. When you can actually go buy it in the next few weeks. When you can actually start using it. When you know.. it actually matters.

Google launched this so when Apple releases an actual working, purchasable product, they can anchor back to this video and say: "Look, we're not copying Apple! We're innovators! We were first! We're a giant university of idea-men! We've got tons of ideas! Ideas as we all know are worth 100000x more than execution!!! We are Google!!! The innovation capital of the google-verse. All bow to our vapor-novation"


Google is just an ad company that has a ton of money to run vapor-ware science experiments with.

(P.S. I also think you should buy some Google shares, they're going to keep rocking the advertisement/data world)
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 12:01 PM   #58
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(I don't think it's true, but) it would be so funny if Apple aren't even thinking about bringing out an "iWatch" and they just put out false rumours to troll all the other tech companies and watch them scramble something round as quick as they can
That's exactly what I was thinking. You guys fool around trying to perfect a watch, and we'll release the next big thing that will take you a decade to catch up to. I would love for it to play out this way!
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 12:01 PM   #59
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Oh ohh, here they come Apple.
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Apple has no wearables

Sounds like apple will do some good reverse engineering.

Win win for everyone
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 12:02 PM   #60
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I'm not giving up a Rolex for that. I need something that's portable and not attached to me...you know...like an iPhone.
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 12:02 PM   #61
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I don't understand the concept of wearables. I just don't see the point. I certainly wouldn't buy one!
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 12:02 PM   #62
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Than why not use the phone instead?
Because it's in your pocket, or backpack, etc. A watch is always on your wrist. More efficient use of time to glance at a watch for basic info and simple interaction. Save the phone itself for more complicated things. Furthermore, you wouldn't want to try and use a phone while on a bike, would you?
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 12:02 PM   #63
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Funny how when "iWatch" rumors come out all we hear about is how no one wears watches anymore and who would want something that only gets a few days battery life. Now Google announces Android Wear and everyone is crapping their pants over it.

I still have a feeling whatever Apple is working on will be more fitness oriented than a smart watch with notifications.
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 12:03 PM   #64
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Wow, blows the competition away! it is so purrrrrty. Two issues: does it play well with iPhone? And most important thing to remember is that this is a software not hardware.
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 12:03 PM   #65
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Completely unnecessary criticism here, but why are all these tech videos edited in the exact same way?

Seems like a set formula.

1) Look as non threatening as you can. Wash your face.
2) Stare off into this random space while we film you from an angle and randomly zoom into your face.
3) Speak like you've discovered the philosophers stone.

Then they line up some hipsters for a demo video.

It's a formula that probably works just fine, I just can't help but roll my eyes when I see them though
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 12:04 PM   #66
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Google just video-launched a product that doesn't even exist. You don't even know if the round-watch device has a 20 minute battery life or a 2 hour battery life. For all we know, you don't even know if it was CGI magic with a round hunk of metal that created that video.

Google loves vapor/paper-launching. As always, there were no release dates, and no actual products launched that you can use today (forget the alpha SDK, anyone who has developed for Android knows what a nightmare it is to develop cross-platform code on there).

If I were you, I would go buy some more Apple shares today. There is still one company in the world who waits and waits, and only open its mouth and releases something when it's not vapor-ware. When you can actually go buy it in the next few weeks. When you can actually start using it. When you know.. it actually matters.

Google launched this so when Apple releases an actual working, purchasable product, they can anchor back to this video and say: "Look, we're not copying Apple! We're innovators! We were first! We're a giant university of idea-men! We've got tons of ideas! Ideas as we all know are worth 100000x more than execution!!! We are Google!!! The innovation capital of the google-verse. All bow to our vapor-novation"


Google is just an ad company that has a ton of money to run vapor-ware science experiments with.

(P.S. I also think you should buy some Google shares, they're going to keep rocking the advertisement/data world)
couldn't have said it better myself
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 12:05 PM   #67
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The more I see this 'solution in search of a problem' junk from other companies the more I think the iWatch is not going to happen. Maybe some other new category, even something 'wearable', but not a watch.
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 12:05 PM   #68
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Completely unnecessary criticism here, but why are all these tech videos edited in the exact same way?

Seems like a set formula.

1) Look as non threatening as you can. Wash your face.
2) Stare off into this random space while we film you from an angle and randomly zoom into your face.
3) Speak like you've discovered the philosophers stone.

Then they line up some hipsters for a demo video.

It's a formula that probably works just fine, I just can't help but roll my eyes when I see them though
*applause*
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 12:06 PM   #69
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It should be interesting to see if Google get significant penetration with this. I mean that Samsung just bailed on Android and went with their own OS in the latest flavor of their wrist attachments. I don't think they are coming back at this point.
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 12:06 PM   #70
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Because it's all fake.
I'll just leave this here then (A real motorola 360 smart-watch)
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 12:07 PM   #71
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The more I see this 'solution in search of a problem' junk from other companies the more I think the iWatch is not going to happen. Maybe some other new category, even something 'wearable', but not a watch.
There are very real uses for wearables, especially waterproof ones - kayaking, for example. Keep your phone in your drybox, use your watch to tell your wife how much longer you'll be, or to drop pins on your favorite fishing spot. There are a lot of times I don't want to take my phone out of my pocket or backpack for various reasons, but it'd still be nice to be able to control it easily without having to fiddle with it or press any buttons. Working on the mill in the shop, for example. Or welding. ...or when I'm wrenching on my truck and my phone is inside it, but I'm underneath. The list goes on and on. If they can pull it off well, I can see it being useful.
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 12:07 PM   #72
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Why don't they look straight into the camera?
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 12:07 PM   #73
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If I were you, I would go buy some more Apple shares today. There is still one company in the world who waits and waits, and only open its mouth and releases something when it's not vapor-ware. When you can actually go buy it in the next few weeks. When you can actually start using it. When you know.. it actually matters.

Google launched this so when Apple releases an actual working, purchasable product, they can anchor back to this video and say: "Look, we're not copying Apple! We're innovators! We were first! We're a giant university of idea-men! We've got tons of ideas! Ideas as we all know are worth 100000x more than execution!!! We are Google!!! The innovation capital of the google-verse. All bow to our vapor-novation"


Google is just an ad company that has a ton of money to run vapor-ware science experiments with.

(P.S. I also think you should buy some Google shares, they're going to keep rocking the advertisement/data world)
1. Apple promoted it's Mac Pro line LONG before "a few weeks" when it would be available.

2. You and others keep insisting that someone is trying to be first. Wearables already exist. It's an evolution of the product, not revolution.

3. I'm pretty sure those with Google Fiber would argue otherwise. They also have some pretty cool research programs in place. But they're an easy target for those that want to ignore things like that.
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 12:10 PM   #74
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Moto 360 looks incredible



Sorry apple, you were too slow
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 12:11 PM   #75
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Google is concerned....why release a video of vaporware with non-functioning devices...looked like simulations to me....when you start to show your hand....
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